A few months ago, we reported the Nintendo Switch had already had its best year of sales with still three months to go in the fiscal year. Usually, sales would slow down after the busy holiday shopping season, but as we've seen around the world, the Switch remains a hot item as people look for entertainment during these troubling times. The device has been so popular and scarce, we've seen shortages in Japan and many "Item Not Available" listings here in North America.
So it's been a hot item these past few months, and today, Nintendo revealed the Switch family of consoles sold 21.03 million units in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, with the standard Switch moving 14.83 million units and the Switch Lite shifting 6.19 million units. Considering it sold 17.74 million units as of December 31, 2019, that's an increase of 3.29 million units in three short months. In total, the Switch has sold 55.77 million units worldwide.
Will it be able to match its performance this fiscal year? With new consoles on the horizon for this holiday season and COVID-19 potentially screwing up game development schedules, it might fall a bit short. For its part, Nintendo is estimating the company will sell 19 million units over the next fiscal year.
Dedicated Video Game Sales Units [Nintendo]